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Judges should be able to take a ‘second look’ at prison sentencing

June 20th, 2019

USA Today

Presidential ‘second chance’ initiatives would give inmates assistance after release. But what about those given a virtual life sentence? Kevin Sharp and Kevin Ring, Opinion contributors Our country throws away far too many people. We sentence people to decades in prison; send them to remote, dangerous institutions; forget they exist; then release them from prison […]

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Woman Scammed on Dating Site Sues VC Principals

June 19th, 2019

ThinkAdvisor

They trolled a millionaire dating site to defraud wealthy women, a California lawsuit claims. By Elizabeth Festa Allegations of trolling a millionaire dating site to defraud wealthy women has landed a venture capital company and its officers and directors in the center of a lawsuit alleging securities fraud in California. The firm of Sanford Heisler […]

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Woman claims San Diego CEO scammed her of $600K in online dating scheme

June 19th, 2019

ABC 10 San Diego

By: Amanda Brandeis SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A California woman is accusing a San Diego CEO of gaining her trust and then decimating her entire life’s savings. The woman, Marieme Bouguerba, is being represented by San Diego attorney Charles Field, a partner with Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP “She’s devastated. You have a single mother who […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp Files Case Against Venture Capital Group

June 18th, 2019

Globe West Yahoo Finance

Suit Alleges Fraud Against an Investor SAN DIEGO, June 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP filed an amended complaint today in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego alleging the principals of a San Diego-based venture capital operation VentureMoney Management Co. defrauded an investor out of her life savings. The […]

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How to Freeze Your Salary: Get Pregnant

June 12th, 2019

Bloomberg Businessweek

The relentless pressure to devote more hours to the office hasn’t gone away, even with anti-discrimination laws. By Claire Suddath Nilab Tolton had been working as an associate at the ­international litigation firm Jones Day for five years when she learned she was pregnant. Looking back, Tolton says she knew but also didn’t know—at least […]

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VW Workers Get Narrowed Collective OK’d In Age Bias Suit

June 11th, 2019

Law360

By Braden Campbell Law360 (June 11, 2019, 5:47 PM EDT) — A Tennessee federal judge gave a green light Tuesday to a collective action accusing Volkswagen AG of discriminating against older employees, but rejected the workers’ bid for a nationwide collective and instead limited the suit’s scope to VW’s Chattanooga facility. U.S. District Judge Travis […]

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Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Jones Day Gets Yet Another Plaintiff

June 11th, 2019

Above the Law

The case against Jones Day picks up a Facebook attorney as a plaintiff. By KATHRYN RUBINO Another former Jones Day associate, Jessica Jardine Wilkes, has joined the gender discrimination lawsuit against the firm, bringing the number of plaintiffs in the case to seven. The case was brought by former associates, alleging that the firm’s notorious […]

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As universities push for names, assault survivors fight for anonymity

June 10th, 2019

Christian Monitor

WHY WE WROTE THIS To defend against lawsuits, schools want courts to make survivors’ names public. But how might the reporting of sexual misconduct be affected if people have to choose between privacy and the pursuit of justice? By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo Staff writer “Jane Doe 2.” “Jane Doe 3.” “S.B.” This is how three […]

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Facebook Lawyer Joins Jones Day Gender Bias Suit

June 10th, 2019

Bloomberg

Stephanie Russell-Kraft – Special Correspondent Jessica Wilkes has opted-in to the Equal Pay Act claims in suit Wilkes is now an in-house counsel at Facebook Former Jones Day associate Jessica Wilkes, now a product counsel at Facebook, is the first non-named plaintiff to opt-in to a gender discrimination collective action against Jones Day. The lawsuit […]

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Facebook Atty Opts In To $200M Jones Day Sex Bias Suit

June 10th, 2019

Law360

By Braden Campbell Law360 (June 10, 2019, 5:17 PM EDT) — An in-house Facebook attorney and former Jones Day associate has opted in to a $200 million proposed class and collective action alleging the firm discriminates against women, becoming the third woman to publicly attach her name to the suit. Jessica Jardine Wilkes, whose LinkedIn […]

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